The University of British Columbia now ranks 22nd among the world’s universities, according to the 2011-2012 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, released yesterday in London, U.K. In a survey of the top 400 institutions around the world, UBC jumped eight spots from last year’s rank of 30th. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings use 13 indicators to measure the university’s performance in teaching, research, research influence, innovation and international outlook. Nine Canadian universities ranked among Times Higher Education’s list of top 200.

“UBC’s ranking reflects our academic excellence and commitment to international engagement,” says UBC President Prof. Stephen Toope.

Read more about UBC’s rise among the top of 500 universities worldwide via UBC Public Affairs’ latest press release at: http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2011/10/06/ubc-ranks-22nd-among-world-universities-jumping-eight-spots/.

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There are currently over 40 speeches archived in cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository. You can access them in the Speeches by UBC President  Stephen J. Toope collection in cIRcle.

Above image is courtesy of the UBC Public Affairs‘ website

It’s Mental Illness Awareness Week across North America and today is National Depression Screening Day. For the fist time, Canadians have access to an online screening test for depression that has been used very successfully in the United States. The Calgary Counselling Centre, a non-profit organization, is hosting the test in partnership with the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.

This screening test is currently provided at more than 3000 virtual and physical locations in the United States   An article from Tuesday’s Globe and Mail provides more detail.

Also announced this week: the Canadian Psychology Association’s call for National Action on Suicide.

 

 

 

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